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Amazon Delivery Traps Customer in Own Apartment (Updated)

Most complaints lodged at Amazon about its deliveries usually involve damaged goods, late deliveries, or orders simply not arriving at all. But Jessie Lawrence had a new and unique complaint on Sunday: his Amazon delivery managed to trap him in his own apartment.

Jessie Lawrence UPS Amazon Delivery Trapped Tweet

As CNET reports, the long, thin Amazon parcel was delivered by UPS and left against the door of his apartment. The box happened to be the perfect height to lodge underneath the door handle. Regardless of which way a door opens, you can't open it without first pushing down on the handle. The Amazon box stopped that happening, and so Lawrence was trapped inside his apartment with no other exits available.

A quick call to maintenance saw someone come and rescue him by removing the offending package, but whether by accident or on purpose, the UPS delivery person has some questions to answer.

Lawrence initially tweeted an image of how the box had been left under his door, but has since deleted the tweet, most likely to stop his Twitter app crashing because of the tweet's popularity. Of course, images of the tweet have been shared across social media so as to not lose the evidence of what UPS did.

UPS responded to Lawrence's tweet and managed to fail again, only this time it was on grammar:

While an amusing situation for onlookers, Lawrence lives in an apartment on the fifth floor. As he rightly points out, if there had been an emergency he was trapped and this could have been a very different story.

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